Egypt's "The Square" wins top IDA Documentary Award

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PanARMENIAN.Net - Jehane Noujaim’s film about Egyptian activists battling the establishment, The Square scored the Best Feature trophy tonight at the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards, three days after it made the Oscar shortlist, Deadline said.

The film, which also is up for a Spirit Award, is the first documentary picked up by Netflix.

Other winners announced at the ceremony hosted by Paul Provenza at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles included Slomo for Best Short, PBS’ Independent Lens for Best Continuing Series and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock-hosted Inside Man for Best Limited Series.

Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for Taxi To The Dark Side and was nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, received a Career Achievement Award.

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